Shady Lane Franc 'n' Franc, 2018

Style:  Medium-body Red          Vintage: 2017            ABV: 11.8% 

Varietal: 44% Cabernet Franc 44% Blaufränkisch 12% Merlot 

Appellation: Leelanau Peninsula             

Region: Michigan                        County:  United States

Estate grown Cabernet Franc, Blaufränkisch and Merlot were blended together creating our proprietary blend Franc ‘n’ Franc. After harvest these red grapes are destemmed and cold soaked for three days. Small fermentation lots are then inoculated with different yeast, adding complexity to the blend. Secondary fermentation and cellar aging takes place in French oak, where tannins soften and a round mouthfeel develops. Red and blue fruits of fresh plum, raspberry, mulberry, vanilla, cocoa, lavender and spice layer together with lush, full tannins bringing richness and structure to the finish. This red wine is a true reflection of cool climate perfection.

Special Features:

  • Woman Winemaker
  • Sustainable